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for piano

Year:  2000   ·  Duration:  2m

Year:  2000
Duration:  2m

Composer:   Lyell Cresswell


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"Apteryx – A New Zealand bird, about the size of a goose, with merely rudimentary wings and no tail, called by the natives Kiwi." (Shorter Oxford Dictionary, Third Edition 1944.) The kiwi, like the composer of this work, is flightless, short-sighted and clears its nostrils often. Apteryx was commissoned by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in 2000.

Dedication note

Dedicated to Thalia Myers

Performance history

25 May 2001: Performed by Thalia Myers in London, United Kingdom.

15 May 2007: Lunchtime Series

24 May 2007: Lyell Cresswell Piano Music

25 May 2007: Lunchtime Concert of New Zealand Piano Music

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